Why Linux Web Hosting?
Linux is an Operating System and the software platform which most web servers are using. The reason Linux is so popular for web hosting services is that it is cheap to set up and very stable.
The competitor to Linux Web Hosting is Windows-based hosting. The most significant difference for the end-user is that Windows is much more expensive to run and therefore the Windows-based hosting services are usually more expensive for the client.
FTP-access works the same way for both platforms. Telnet/SSH access is often not provided for Windows hosting. Most server-side scripts can be run on both platforms, so for the typical webmaster, the advice is that you can let your wallet decide. Go for the more cost-effective Linux platform. If you feel unsure, please do not hesitate to contact us via Live Chat (click the button at top right) or call/write to us.
We at Pinguhost have experience of Linux web hosting since 2005 and recommend the Linux platform for our clients because of the low cost and stable performance. You are most welcome to try our services risk free with a no-questions-asked 30-day Money-Back-Guarantee.